Losing a family member is never easy. If he or she is a Veteran, they deserve to be recognized for their service to our great nation. Their sacrifice and service should be honored with a traditional military wake, military calling hours, and military funeral.
But a military calling hours demands certain rules of conduct. That's where Taps Our Duty comes in.
When setting up funeral arrangements for the Veteran, let the funeral director know that you want Taps Our Duty to provide a proper military calling hours. We work directly with the funeral home to set up a respectful and proper viewing area around the casket. This creates a sacred space honoring the Veteran.
Furthermore, you can let the director know that a floral spray is not needed for the casket. Proper military protocol is that the flag provided by the Veterans Administration be laid out on the casket.
We provide a sanctuary outfitted with properly arranged flags and seals associated with the departed Veteran's branch of service. Military music is played in the background.
And the family receives a triangle flag holder along with a flag holder for the grave marker. Diplomatic-style flags will be provided for the processional vehicles for the trip to the cemetery.